Friday, April 1, 2016

Temporary homes

What is this blog about? In a nutshell, it's about black and white darkroom photomontage. Every few weeks, a new image with a few words about it, kinda poetic, philosophical. 
For more details - check out the archive, the first post, April 26, 2015.
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Everything in the image is very short lived.
The ripples in the sand? Revised by the next tide.
The holes in the rock in the upper left?
Made by mollusks, with a spiral pattern of razor sharp blades on their shell.
They burrow in a clay-like rock, live for a while, then die, and leave their 'home' behind.
In the center, a shark egg casing. Momma gives this birth, baby lives here a short while, then it splits open, baby is free, and on it's own, the casing discarded.
At the the right, a 'by the wind sailor' - a gelatinous and almost transparent thing that usually floats out on the open ocean, it's sail is pushed by the wind. Once in a while, the wind and tides change, and masses of them are thrown onto the shore, making one very slippery mess to walk on.
Not just a temporary home, but a temporary life.

Everything is temporary...

This image is included in a book i did that's now for sale on Amazon, titled 'California Beach Trip". I'm quite proud of it - I got an Amazon sellers acct., so there is a 'see inside the book' link so you can taste the rest of the book, half a dozen images.

Here's the cover:

Stop in again in a couple of weeks - there's a skeleton in my closet that might amuse you!

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